Cynthia Mary Preston
February 23, 1932 – April 15, 2018
Cynthia Mary Preston passed from this world on April 15, 2018.
She was born Feb. 23, 1932, to Dorothea and Lester Westcott in Mt. Kisco.
She was predeceased by her brother, Alvin Milton Westcott.
Cynthia was a loving and supportive wife to her husband Keith Preston (deceased last February) for 65 years. Together they raised four children, Leslie, Wendy (wife to David Dulin), Scott (husband to Laurie Bigelow) and Paul (husband to Karen Volpe). Cynthia had four lovely grandchildren, Megan (Awong), Marikate (Groves), Harrison (Dulin) and Elizabeth (Dulin) and a great-granddaughter, Margaret (Maggie) Groves.
Cynthia was a longtime resident of Oneonta, where she made many lifelong friends.
She graduated from Oneonta High School and was married in St. James Church in Oneonta. Throughout her life she enjoyed sharing good times with friends in her bowling club, and with her brothers and sisters in Christ at St. James Church, as well as those friends she met while delivering Meals On Wheels, those she played bingo with, those she met on bus trips and those in her Alzheimer's and Parkinson's support groups.
To the many friends who knew her and to those who called her "Mom" and "Grandma," she will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.
A memorial service and reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at St. James' Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta.
- Memorial Mass Thursday, April 19, 2018